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Trans la Spegulo Kaj Kion Alico Trovis Tie

By: Lewis Carroll

Car la sakproblemo, donita en antaua pago, perpleksigis kelkajn miajn legantojn, eble estas dezirinde klarigi ke gi estas korekte ellaborita, rilate al la movigoj . La alternado de Ruga kaj Blanka eble ne estas tute precize observata, kaj la “arokigo” de la tri Reginoj nur signifas ke ili eniris la palacon: sed la “sak!” al la Blanka Rego je movigo 6, la kaptigo de la Ruga Kavaliro je movigo 7, kaj la fina “mato” de la Ruga Rego, trovigos, se oni provos repr...

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Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue

By: Laura Lee Hope

This book follows the adventures of Bunny Brown, a 6-year old lively little boy, and his Sister Sue, a happy 5-year old little girl. You will enjoy learning of their adorable antics and delightful chatter. The Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue series were published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate from 1916-1930. (Introduction by Abigail Rasmussen)

Children, Fiction

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Three Thousand Dollars

By: Anna Katharine Green

This short story by Anna Katharine Green revolves around a plot to steal some goods secured safely within an impenetrable vault within the confines of Mr. Stoughton's business concern. Nobody seems to have any clue as to how the vault can be accessed, and yet access is gained once a day by person or persons unknown, by a means not known to anyone, apparently Mr. Stoughton himself included! Every clerk in the office is suspect, as the devious plot to plunder the vault's c...

Mystery, Fiction

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Anna of the Five Towns

By: Arnold Bennett

The plot centers on Anna Tellwright, daughter of a wealthy but miserly and dictatorial father, living in the Potteries area of Staffordshire, England. Her activities are strictly controlled by the Methodist church. Having escaped her father by marrying the respectable and attractive Henry, she attempts in vain to help Willy, son of a drunken and bankrupt business associate of her father's.

Literature, Fiction, Romance, Satire, Teen/Young adult

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Hidden Hand, The

By: E.D.E.N. Southworth

If you will listen to this book, you will meet a cast of unforgettable characters, as different from one another as the sun and moon. But they have one thing in common - all of them hide many, many secrets. The plot of this book is full of twists which may leave you guessing until the end. Bridget's lively reading adds much to the joy of listening to this book. (Summary by Stav Nisser)

Fiction

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Altar of the Dead, The

By: Henry James

A fable of literally life and death significance, the story explores how the protagonist tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares his ideals, only to find that the past places what seems to be an impassable barrier between them. Although James was not religious in any conventional sense, the story shows a deep spirituality in its treatment of mortality and the...

Fiction, Romance

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Sweet Little Maid, A

By: Amy Ella Blanchard

Dimple, the nine-year-old little girl is accustomed to being always the first. She has Bubbles, a little coloured girl as playmate and servant. One day Dimple’s cousin, Florence comes to visit her and they have a wonderful time together. But then come the rainy days and the two children easily get bored in the house… and that’s how the adventures and troubles begin. (Summary by Diana Majlinger)

Children, Fiction

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Dog of Flanders, A

By: Ouida

Nello and Patrasche were left all alone in the world. So begins the poignant story of the two orphans who were to become inseparable companions. They were Nello, an orphaned youth, and Patrasche, the dog which he and his grandfather saved from near death one day. The tale takes place outside of Antwerp, and so popular has this story become that there is a commemorative statue of Nello and Patrasche standing in the village yet today. The story is powerful, and masterfully...

Fiction, Tragedy

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Quicksand

By: Nella Larsen

Quicksand is a 1928 novel by Nella Larsen, a writer of the Harlem Renaissance. It focuses on Helga Crane, a mixed-race woman who is a schoolteacher in the American south. As the novel opens, she suddenly decides to give up her teaching position and go north, back to her roots in Chicago. Helga's restless search for identity is semi-autobiographical, inspired by Larsen's own struggles to reconcile her mixed heritage with the racism of 1920s America. Although this novel wa...

Fiction, Literature

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Our Mutual Friend, Version 2

By: Charles Dickens

Our Mutual Friend (written in the years 1864–65) is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is one of his most sophisticated works, combining psychological insight with social analysis. It centres on, in the words of critic J. Hillis Miller, money, money, money, and what money can make of life but is also about human values. In the opening chapters a body is found in the Thames and identified as John Harmon, a young man recently returned to London to receive his ...

Fiction, Literature

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Autumn Leaves, Original Pieces in Prose and Verse

By: Anna Wales Abbot

The pieces gathered into this volume were, with two exceptions, written for the entertainment of a private circle, without any view to publication. The editor would express her thanks to the writers, who, at her solicitation, have allowed them to be printed. They are published with the hope of aiding a work of charity,—the establishment of an Agency for the benefit of the poor in Cambridge,—to which the proceeds of the sale will be devoted. (Summary by Anne W. Abbot, ed)

Fiction, Humor, Poetry, Short stories, Memoirs

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Orpheus C. Kerr Papers, The Vol. 1

By: Robert Henry Newell

These are a collection of humorous letters written by a fictional character to a relation in the north during the Civil War. They were published regularly in the New York Mercury Sunday newspaper for the four years of the war. In the letters, Newell pokes fun at northern generals, politicians, and has hard things to say about southerners. Although Newell is rarely serious, I imagine the letters reflect the bitterness and frustration of many northerners at the time. (Introduction by Margaret)

Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humor, War stories

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Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard

By: Eleanor Farjeon

The wandering minstrel Martin Pippin finds a lovelorn ploughman who begs him to visit the orchard where his beloved has been locked in the well-house with six sworn virgins to guard her. Martin Pippin goes to the rescue and wins the confidence of the young women by telling them love stories. Although ostensibly a children's book, the six love stories, which have much the form of Perrault's fairy tales such as Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella, have a depth which is adu...

Fiction

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Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore, The

By: Laura Lee Hope

In this third volume of the “Bobbsey Twin Series”, the twins – Nan and Bert and Freddie and Flossie – go with their family to visit relatives at the seashore. Excitement and adventure are sure to abound! (Summary by Maria Therese)

Children, Fiction, Teen/Young adult

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Beautiful and Damned, The

By: F. Scott Fitzgerald

It tells the story of Anthony Patch (a 1920s socialite and presumptive heir to a tycoon's fortune), the relationship with his wife Gloria, his service in the army, and alcoholism. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Fiction, Literature

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Carmen et la Vénus d'Ille

By: Prosper Mérimée

Qui ne connaît Carmen, immortalisée par l'opéra de Bizet? Quoique... Le narrateur rencontre don José, qui lui raconte son aventure de contrebandier avec la belle Gitane. Quant à la Vénus d'Ille, cette statue à l'allure maléfique est à l'origine d'événements mystérieux.Who does not know Carmen, immortalized by Georges Bizet in his most famous opera? Although... The narrator tells his encounter with don Jose, who tells him of his life as a smuggler with the beautiful Gipsy...

Adventure, Fiction, Horror/Ghost stories, Romance

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Sea-Witch, The

By: Maturin Murray Ballou

Maturin Murray Ballou was the author of dozens of books, chiefly centered around his extensive sea travel. He was deputy navy-agent in the Boston Custom House and circumnavigated in 1882, collecting material for several travel accounts and various nautical romances, amongst which The Sea-Witch can be counted. (Summary by Gesine)

Fiction, Sea stories, Romance

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Charlotte Temple

By: Susanna Rowson

Charlotte Temple, a cautionary tale for young women, follows the unfortunate adventures of the eponymous heroine as she is seduced by a dashing soldier, Montraville. Influenced by both her lover and an unruly teacher at her boarding school, she is persuaded to run away to America, where she is eventually abandoned by Montraville after he becomes bored, leaving her alone and pregnant. First published in England in 1791, it went on to become America's bestselling novel, on...

Fiction, Literature, Romance

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Maezli

By: Johanna Spyri

Mäzli may be pronounced the most natural and one of the most entertaining of Madame Spyri's creations. The atmosphere is created by an old Swiss castle and by the romantic associations of the noble family who lived there. Plot interest is supplied in abundance by the children of the Bergmann family with varying characters and interests. A more charming group of young people and a more wise and affectionate mother would be hard to find. Every figure is individual and true...

Children, Fiction

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Monkit Town & Daunt's Deadly Doggies

By: Hibah Shabkhez

A story cum colouring book for all kindred spirits, especially children.

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